Simla Prospect Point, Boileau Gunge, Bentinck Castle, the Suddur Bazaar and unfinished church
Artist: Scott, Mrs WLL
This lithograph is taken from plate 4 of 'Views in the Himalayas' by Mrs WLL Scott. This view is taken from Shimla's Jakhu Hill at sunrise, just above Walsingham Lodge, which in 1850 was the repository for presents made to the British Government by Indian princes. On the left is Prospect Point: 7,000 feet above sea level, it is the entrance to Simla from the plains. On the hill immediately above it is the observatory, the residence of Colonel Boileau, a keen astronomer and the architect of Simla's Christchurch. The flag flies over Simla Bank, formerly Bentinck Castle, which had been built for Lord Bentinck when he was Governor-General.
Scott produced these popular scenes of Simla to help raise funds for the Lawrence Asylum, which housed children of European soldiers of lower rank in India.